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Software is changing the world in many powerful ways. This podcast aims to understand the impact of software from an evolutionary perspective - what came before, what is now and what will be in the future. The Story of Software is a bi-weekly podcast looking at the people and technology that have transformed our world. It is hosted by Ricky Hill, Commercial Director at Zartis and historian by academic background.

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Tom Early, Head of Funding & Scaling Solutions at Enterprise Ireland, talks about the current state of the Irish investment landscape, how investor requirements have changed, and the key areas that companies seeking funding should focus on.The Guest – Tom Early, Head of Funding & Scaling Solutions at Enterprise Ireland:Tom Early is Head of Funding & Scaling Solutions at Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government's enterprise development agency that helps private businesses grow. Tom...
The Guest – Krenar Muhidini, Director of Software Development at EMLKrenar Muhidini is the Director of Software Development at EML, a global payments solutions platform. Krenar is here today to talk about the unique challenges that come with running a payments technology company, and the modernisation of legacy systems in this domain.Transforming Transactions: The Journey to Modernizing Legacy Payment SystemsIn today's fast-paced digital landscape, the payments industry faces unprecedented pr...
Marek Krysiuk, CPO at Checkturio, talks about the role of AI in product development, and the intertwining relationship between product and engineering.The Guest – Marek Krysiuk, CPO at Checkturio:Marek Krysiuk is the CPO at Checkturio, an AI-powered SaaS solution designed to efficiently manage fleet assets end-to-end. Marek is a Product Leader & Technologist with expertise in the application of software and artificial intelligence (AI) across various industries such as mobility, logistics...
Alex Woodham, the CTO at Net Purpose, talks about the mindset of a startup, how the startup decision process compares to a mature company, and how the VC world has changed the game. The Guest - Alex Woodham, CTO at Net PurposeAlex Woodham is the CTO at Net Purpose, a London-based company that provides a platform to help investors launch, grow and report on sustainability and impact funds. Alex has over 10 years of experience in the software industry, working across many startups and larg...
Tim Duckett, CPTO at Flagship Founders, talks about his experience in building software startups and what it takes to get your venture off the ground.The Guest – Tim Duckett, CPTO at Flagship Founders:Tim Duckett is the CPTO at Flagship Founders, a Berlin-based company builder that partners with ambitious founding teams to build agile and scalable solutions for the global maritime market. Tim helps turn product teams’ dreams into engineering reality through years of hands-on experience across...
Éric Värnild, VP of Engineering & AI at Paretos, talks about the importance of trust in software development, both internally and externally. The Guest – Éric Värnild, VP of Engineering & AI at ParetosÉric Värnild is the VP of Engineering & AI at Paretos, a company providing the leading forecasting and optimization technology for controlling complex supply chain processes. Éric has 30+ years of experience in the software engineering industry and worked in many sta...
Leeanna Pitt, CPO at Gener8, talks about her experiences in scaling product management from early stage companies through to growth, exit and beyond.The Guest - Leeanna Pitt, CPO at Gener8:Leeanna Pitt is the CPO at Gener8, a London-based company that empowers users to understand, control and be rewarded for their data. Previously she led the product department and successfully scaled and exited “We Got Pop” backed by Octopus Ventures, and following the acquisition of WeGotPOP by Entertainmen...
Aine Buckley, Director of Engineering, ERP, at the Access Group talks about Mergers & Acquisitions, having been part of an acquired business and now being on the acquiring side.The Guest: Aine Buckley, The Access Group:Aine Buckley is the Director of Engineering for ERP at the Access Group, one of the largest providers of business management software to small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland, the US and APAC. Aine is leading a global team of over 280 engineers across a wide ...
Allan Noer, CTO at Agreena, talks about the mission that drives his work at Agreena, and the lessons learned during the company's growth trajectory. The Guest – Allan Noer, CTO at Agreena:Allan Noer, is the CTO at Agreena, a Copenhagen-based company providing a platform that supports farmers in their transition to regenerative agriculture by issuing third-party verified carbon certificates. Allan is a technology leader with wide knowledge and expertise in innovation, scalability, fintech...
Nick Verkroost, CEO at Canopy, talks about the current state of the procurement software industry and his predictions for what’s next in this spaceThe Guest – Nick Verkroost, CEO at Canopy:Nick Verkroost is the CEO at Canopy, an innovative supplier relationship management platform that gives procurement teams complete visibility of their supplier data and eliminates manual administration. With over 10 years of experience setting up and growing B2B technology companies, Nick has worked with or...
Laura Tacho, CTO at DX, talks about successful cross functionality between engineering and product teams, including roadmapping and identifying value for your business. The Guest - Laura Tacho, CTO at DX:Laura Tacho is the CTO at DX, a developer insights platform built specifically for leaders of internal developer productivity and/or platform teams. Laura is also an engineering leadership coach, partnering with software engineering leaders to level up their leadership skills...
István Kovács, CTO at Recart, talks about the role of AI in text marketing, and how companies change their marketing strategies in the lead up to Black Friday.The Guest - István Kovács, CTO at Recart:István Kovács is the CTO at Recart, a Budapest-based text marketing company that manages your SMS marketing through the use of AI. István has over 15 years of experience working in software development and leading teams in various domains, including e-commerce, banking, insurance, and airlines.&n...
Brit Myers, VP of Engineering at System Initiative, talks about her experiences in improving business outcomes through DevOps practices.The Guest - Brit Myers, VP of Engineering, System Initiative:Brit Myers is the VP of Engineering at System Initiative, a collaborative power tool designed to remove the paper cuts from DevOps work. Brit is a technology leader with over a decade of experience leading and scaling global engineering teams, and is passionate about implementing powerful DevO...
David Lush, an experienced CTO with 19 years of experience, talks about two pivotal areas in scaling teams: attracting and retaining tech talent. The Guest - David Lush, CTO:David Lush has held leadership roles in the software space for over 19 years, and he specialises in scaling software teams. Having worked with international market giants such as Visa, as well as technology startups, David has experience enabling teams of all sizes to thrive and grow.How To Attract and Retain Engine...
Alexander Safonov, CTO at Visualfabriq talks about his experience in scaling the company, and the complex process of revenue forecasting using Artificial Intelligence.Alexander Safonov is the CTO of Visualfabriq, an innovative company providing revenue forecasting and optimisation software to its customers in the consumer-packaged goods industry. Alexander is an experienced CTO with a proven track record of 20+ years in engineering high-tech solutions within security and fintech domains. He s...
Lisa Schnettler, an experienced CPO with 15+ years of experience, talks about her career in product management, and the lessons learned while leading teams through significant transformations.The Guest - Lisa Schnettler, Chief Product Officer:Lisa Schnettler is an experienced Chief Product Officer with over 15 years of experience as a technology product development and management leader. Lisa specialises in building diverse teams, transforming organisations, and driving revenue through effect...
Ivar Conradi Østhus, CTO and CPO at Unleash, joins us to talk about his experiences when creating Unleash, and lessons learned on the route to efficient software development.The Guest - Ivar Conradi Østhus, CTO and CPO at Unleash: Ivar Conradi Østhus, is the Chief Technology and Product Officer at Unleash, an open-source feature management software, built with large enterprises in mind. Ivar has 15 years of experience in the software world and has worked in many leading technical r...
Meet Ricky Hill, Commercial Director at Zartis, who joins the Story of Software as our new co-host!
Ian Brady, Head of Talent Acquisition for EMEA & APAC at Zoom, talks about global market trends, the impact of AI, and the evolving demand for skilled talent in the tech industry.The Guest - Ian Brady, Head of Talent Acquisition for EMEA & APAC at Zoom:Ian Brady is the head of talent acquisition for EMEA & APAC at Zoom, the household name for video conferencing. Ian has extensive experience in remotely leading talent acquisition teams within multinational corporations across the g...
Radhika Åberg, CTO at Fundler, joins our podcast to talk about her career path, and the challenges she has faced as a technology leader.Radhika Åberg is the CTO at Fundler, a Stockholm-based company that provides a platform allowing private investors to manage their savings portfolios. Radhika is a leader with over 20 years of IT experience in product development, infrastructure and IT management. She has deep expertise in the Fintech industry, and in building high-performing software departm...
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